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6. Improving faculty climate

Faculty morale is crucial to a healthy and thriving university.  As a professor, dean, and provost, I excelled in understanding and communicating faculty concerns and taking steps to improve faculty-administration relations.  Now as a consultant, I work with colleges and universities to understand and improve their faculty climate through a few simple steps:

  • Administering the Faculty Thriving Survey, an instrument developed by Dr. Laurie Schreiner, chair of the Education department at Azusa Pacific University.

  • Visiting the campus to engage in low-key one-on-one and small group meetings.

  • Compiling an institutional summary report and action steps for the chief academic officer and following up as needed.

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